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UB News 12/02

By Connie Rieck

Release Date: April 18, 2003

A report on major stories in the news media during the month of December 2002 involving the University at Buffalo, its faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in receiving a copy of a story in this log, please contact Connie Rieck in the Office of News Services at 645-5000, ext. 1420 and she will gladly fill your request.

NATIONAL PRINT MEDIA

Newspapers

Advocate, Dec. 6, article reports on a voice augmentation device, named "Glory Be," which amplifies voices of people who have been injured and can barely speak. The device was invented by Lonnie Kettl in Louisiana, and has come to the attention of faculty at UB.

Arizona Republic, Dec.18, article reports that many families are financially strapped and need to explain to their children that there will be fewer presents under the Christmas tree. Lewis Mandell thinks this is a good time to educate children on the realities of life.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 2, article reports on Donald Rumsfeld's trip to the Horn of Africa. Claude E. Welch said that if Rumsfeld talks to military people in Africa, that would be significant to the war on terrorism.

Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Billings Gazette, Dec. 20, article reports on the huge expenses incurred by the bankrupt Kmart for lawyers, advisors, and shareholder and creditors committees. Arun Jain said the vultures are feeding on Kmart as it struggles to survive.

Boston Globe, Dec. 2, article reports that computer servers are increasingly cheap and compact and often swapped out for a spare when they break. However, expensive IBM mainframes are not obsolete yet and Russ Miller said that a diverse set of architectures are required.

Capital, Dec. 14, article reports an Arundel High School graduate who is choosing to join the Navy ROTC after graduating from college. His choices include UB.

Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Cincinnati Enquirer, Dec. 2, article focuses on Charles Desmarais, museum director for the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Desmarais received his Bachelor's degree and his Master of Fine Arts from UB.

Dayton Daily News, Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Detroit Free Press, Dec. 19, article reports on the huge costs incurred by Kmart in its drive to reorganize after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Arun Jain said he was saddened to see how, like vultures, outsiders are feeding on Kmart as it struggles to survive.

Detroit Free Press, Dec. 19, article reports that many families are financially strapped and need to explain to their children that there will be fewer presents under the Christmas tree. Lewis Mandell thinks this is a good time to educate children on the realities of life.

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Dec.11, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Herald Tribune (Sarasota), Dec. 16, article focuses on a musician-turned-teacher who received his teaching degree from Manatee Community College, where his mentor, Michael Buonanno, teaches. Buonanno is a graduate of UB.

Herald Tribune (Sarasota), Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Ithaca Journal, Dec. 14, article reports that the Board of Trustees is about to act to increase tuition in SUNY colleges. SUNY's medical, law and other professional schools raised their tuition last September.

Ithaca Journal, Dec. 13, article reports that residents are trying to have driver's education courses put on the Ithaca High School curriculum, but have had trouble finding a certified teacher. The nearest institution with a certification program for teachers is UB.

Kansas City Star, Dec. 27, article reports on the huge costs incurred by Kmart in its drive to reorganize after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Arun Jain said he was saddened to see how, like vultures, outsiders are feeding on Kmart as it struggles to survive.

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 16, article reports that people are neurologically wired to look for romance. This corresponds to a 1996 UB study where psychologists studied dating couples to determine how much they idealized their partner.

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 12, article reports on Guofang Li's research which concludes that Asian-American students do not excel academically more easily than other ethnic groups. This myth is hurting minority students because they do not receive the help they need and are blamed for their failings.

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Metro West Daily News, Dec. 9, article reports on the law career of Jacob Allen who just passed the Massachusetts bar exam. He received his bachelor's degree from UB.

Milwaukee Star-Tribune, Dec. 11, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 8, article reports on Wisconsin's efforts to create knowledge-based industrial clusters, notes that New York, under Gov. Pataki's leadership, is at the forefront of this industry, and mentions UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

New Jersey Star-Ledger, Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

New York Post, Dec. 1, article reports on the television game show, Jeopardy, where questions regarding investing were posed during its college tournament of champions. Lewis Mandell notes that students did worse on investing questions than in any other area of financial literacy.

News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), Dec.3, article discusses freebies and giveaways of tobacco. Public pressure is mounting to discontinue the giveaways, but they can be very profitable for bar owners and others, providing amenities like scoreboards, live music and sponsorship money said Mike Cummings.

North Jersey, Dec. 13, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Oneida Daily Dispatch, Dec. 21, article reports on an architectural project at Canastota College to build a homeless shelter. Brian Kelly, professor at Canastota and UB graduate, came up with the project.

Oregonian, Dec. 29, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon; fathers who killed their entire families. Charles Patrick Ewing said that these men are overly invested in their families.

Peoria Journal Star, Dec. 21, article reports on families on a tight budget, and their children, at gift-giving time. Lewis Mandell said parents should consider this an opportunity to educate their children that life is made up of good times and not-so-good times.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dec. 17, article reports that many young Americans are too fat to fight or be recruited to the military. Carlos Crespo has co-authored a new study which concludes that obesity may be a national security concern.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Dec. 7, article examines the aerodynamics of a kicked football. William Rae, a UB aerospace engineer, has been studying the physics of a spiraling football.

Syracuse Post-Standard, Dec. 26, article reports on Paul Pflanz who took over as Central New York's executive director of the Onondaga Historical Association. He received his undergraduate degree from UB.

Syracuse Post-Standard, Dec. 11, article reports on Syracuse murder trial, in which Charles Patrick Ewing testified regarding the mental health of defendant Bernard Sorrentino, who is accused of killing his wife.

Providence Journal, Dec. 30, article reports that people are neurologically wired to look for romance. This corresponds to a 1996 UB study where psychologists studied dating couples to determine how much they idealized their partner.

Ruidoso News, Dec. 12, article reports on the medical career of Jeri Mills, who uses the ancient art of Reiki to help her patients. Mills is a graduate of UB medical school.

Sacramento Bee, Dec. 7, editorial reports that many young Americans are too fat to fight or be recruited to the military. Carlos Crespo has co-authored a new study which concludes that obesity may be a national security concern.

San Angelo (Texas) Standard Times, Dec. 5, article examines the aerodynamics of a kicked football. William Rae has been studying the physics of a spiraling football.

Seattle Times, Dec. 11, article reports on an invention to defuse the shock of earthquakes which was tested at UB. Michael Constantinou said the invention has possibilities.

Syracuse Post-Standard, Dec. 29, article reports that New York spends less per person on education than any other state in the nation. Earlier this year, the SUNY board approved the second $2,000 per student annual increase at SUNY's medical schools.

Tallahassee Democrat, Dec. 8, article reports that Jon Whitmore is a presidential candidate at Florida State University. Whitmore is a former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters at UB.

(Albany) Times Union, Dec. 1, article reports on lead clubs that guarantee its members contacts and new business. Marianne Sullivan, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at UB, said she sees the lead club trend growing in Western New York.

USA Today, Dec. 10, article reports on Guofang Li's research, which concludes that Asian-American students do not excel academically more easily than other ethnic groups. This myth is hurting minority students because they do not receive the help they need and are blamed for their failings.

The Washington Post, Dec. 15, article reports on a UB study in which Francis D. Fincham and his research team found that people who are naturally curious are more likely to form close relationships than people who lack an inquiring mind.

The Washington Post, Dec. 12, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 13, article reports the UNC Greensboro has formed a company based on technology that tests water for possible bioterrorist agents. Jerry McGuire is director of the university's newly created technology-transfer office. He formerly headed the technology-commercialization office at UB.

Worthington Daily Globe, Dec. 19, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them.

Wire Services

Associate Press Newswires, Dec. 19, article reports on the huge costs incurred by Kmart in its drive to reorganize after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Arun Jain said he was saddened to see how, like vultures, outsiders are feeding on Kmart as it struggles to survive.

PR Newswire, Dec. 12, article reports on the Capital One National Mascot of the Year Contest. Victor E. Bull is tied for tenth place with Otto the Orange of Syracuse University.

PR Newswire, Dec. 4, article reports on race-conscious admissions polices quotes Lee A. Albert, who says that the Supreme Court will likely rule that there is a compelling interest for upholding diversity standards at universities.

Scripps Howard News Service, Dec. 5, article examines the aerodynamics of a kicked football. William Rae has been studying the physics of a spiraling football.

United Press International, Dec. 28, article reports on a UB and Johns Hopkins study that concludes that the military weight limits for women are stricter than for men in all of the forces. Chubby Americans are vexing obstacles to recruiting efforts.

United Press International, Dec. 18, article reports that a UB study has concluded that curiosity may kill cats, but that it is beneficial to human beings.

United Press International, Dec. 10, article reports that UB's undergraduate Student Association has pledged $25,000 to a fund which will help students experiencing financial difficulties.

U-Wire, Dec. 2, sports article reports on the UB men's basketball team's victory against Rhode Island. Final score was 57-48.

Magazines

Cancer Weekly, Dec. 17, article reports on the importance of oral exams to overall health. Alfredo Aguirre discussed a patient who may have been saved from an unexpected stroke or heart attack by examining and diagnosing a malignant lesion on his gums.

Doctor's Guide, Dec. 23, article reports on a study conducted by Uriel Halbreich that concludes that intermittently administered sertraline is significantly more effective than placebo for premenstrual dysphoric disorder during the luteal phase.

Health & Medicine Week, Dec. 30, article reports that being inactive is more life-threatening than being overweight or obese. Carlos J. Crespo said that physical inactivity was a better predictor of all-cause mortality than being overweigh or obese.

New York Law Journal, Dec. 19, article reports that while the statewide pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2002 NY bar exam dropped by 3 percentage points, UB's rate was up by 2 percentage points to 73 percent.

Pain & Central Nervous System Week, Dec. 16, article reports on a new approach for treating high-risk stroke patients being conducted by a medical team that includes physicians affiliated with UB, and quotes Adnan Qureshi, associate professor of neurosurgery.

Pain & Central Nervous System Week, Dec. 9, article reports on post-traumatic stress disorder in car accident survivors. Gayle Beck said that serious car accidents are perhaps the most commonly experienced traumatic events in the U.S.

Runner's World, December, article reports that the right kind of fat is good for people and mentions UB studies that conclude that a diet with 30 percent fat makes more sense for runners.

Signal, Dec. 1, article reports that an early version of a software system that detects cyber attacks while they are in process by drawing highly personalized profiles of users has been developed by UB and funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Small Biz Growth, December, article reports on the fallout from financial scandals and small business. Ann Burstein Cohen says there has been no loss of trust from clients served by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

TB & Outbreaks Week, Dec. 3, article reports that pharmacists are lobbying for a statute that would permit them to administer flu shots, but nurses brand the effort as a threat to public health. Wayne Anderson said that immunizations are just the tip of the iceberg in what is an ongoing effort to leverage the advanced training and expertise that pharmacists have as drug-therapy managers.

NATIONAL RADIO

KIRO-AM (Seattle)

Interview with Laurie Krupski on UB's efforts to provide stress relief, such as massages and aromatherapy to students during final exams.

NPR Morning Edition

Segment discusses the redevelopment of American neighborhoods and interviews UB sociologist Christopher Mele who says the presence of a cool, creative scene can make an iffy neighborhood attractive to the wealthier middle class and to developers.

NATIONAL TELEVISION

KPLC-TV (Louisiana), Dec. 12, segment reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles. The segment also ran on:

WPMI-TV (Mobile, Ala.)

WALB-TV (Georgia)

WQAD-TV (Illinois)

WECT-TV (North Carolina)

WKTY-TV (Kentucky)

KRQE-TV (New Mexico)

KAMC-TV (Lubbock, Texas)

WHAG-TV (Maryland)

WRIC-TV (Virginia)

WHBF-TV (Illinois)

KWWL-TV (Iowa)

KTUL-TV (Oklahoma)

KTVO-TV (Missouri)

WISH-TV (Indiana)

WHNS-TV (Carolina)

WOI-TV (Iowa)

WOOD-TV(Michigan)

WSB-TV (Georgia)

KTVU-TV (San Francisco, Calif.)

KFOX-TV (El Paso, TX)

INTERNATIONAL PRINT MEDIA

Australian Financial Review, Dec. 5, article reports on Karen Allen's research which concludes that pets are better at helping people cope with stress than spouses or friends.

Black World Today, Dec. 12, article reports on a news conference held in Nairobi by the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Makau Mutua, UB professor of law and chair of KHRC, said that further terrorist attacks are likely in Kenya. The Kenyan government must rethink its close military relationship with the United States following last month's terrorist attack on Israeli-interests.

Canberra Times, Dec. 22, article reports on families on a tight budget, and their children, at gift-giving time. School of Management Professor Lewis Mandell said parents should consider this an opportunity to educate their children -- life is made up of good times and not so good times.

Chosun (Korea), Dec. 16, article reports that UB is considering adopting the Seoul National University's Test of English Proficiency.

Final Call, Dec. 28, article reports on a news conference held in Nairobi by the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Makau Mutua said that further terrorist attacks are likely in Kenya. The Kenyan government must rethink its close military relationship with the United States following last month's terrorist attack on Israeli-interests.

The Globe and Mail, Dec. 3, article by Miriam Shuchman, professor at UB and the University of Toronto, discusses ways for people scheduled for surgery to prepare beforehand.

Guardian Unlimited, Dec. 11, article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

Guardian, Dec. 5, article reports that many young Americans are too fat to fight or be recruited to the military. Carlos Crespo has co-authored a new study which concludes that obesity may be a national security concern.

Hindu Business Line, Dec. 20, article reports on Indian graduates from schools such as UB who decide to return to India to work, rather than joining American or European firms.

Holland Sentinel, Dec. 20, article reports on the huge expenses incurred by the bankrupt Kmart for lawyers, advisors, and shareholder and creditors committees. Arun Jain said the vultures are feeding on Kmart as it struggles to survive.

New Straits Times (Malaysia), Dec. 8, article focuses on three students who have done Malaysia proud, including Lai Kok Lam, who is studying for an advanced degree at UB.

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec. 23, article on eating habits notes that scientists from UB have found that people who were given different choices in a multi-course meal ate 44 percent more than people who were given the same type of food for each course.

Winnipeg Free Press, Dec. 15, article reports on families on a tight budget, and their children, at gift-giving time. Lewis Mandell said parents should consider this an opportunity to educate their children -- life is made up of good times and not so good times.

WEB MEDIA

CBSMarketWatch.com

More than two-thirds of high school seniors failed a money literacy test. Lewis Mandell conducted the survey for Jump$tart and has included video game playing as a research element in 2000.

CNN.com

Article reviews Robert Lieberman's fantasy movie, Second String, which aired on TNT this week. Lieberman began his film career at the UB doing coaching films for the Bills.

Article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

DemocratandChronicle.com

Article reports on the affects of alcohol on the brain. Roh-Yu Shen says science has made big leaps in the past 15 years in this regard.

Article reports the SUNY Board of Trustees is about to act to increase tuition. SUNY's medical, law and other professional schools raised their tuition last September.

RIT has launched a new degree in Microsystems Engineering. The doctorate will be a key part of the Information Technology Collaboratory -- a joint venture including RIT, UB, Alfred University and industry.

DrKoop.com

Being inactive is more life-threatening than being overweight or obese. Carlos J. Crespo said that physical inactivity was a better predictor of all-cause mortality than being overweigh or obese.

Heavy drinkers who put a cap on their boozing may actually upset their body's sodium metabolism, which could lead to higher blood pressure.

FinancialTimes.com

Individuals, compared to institutions, are terrible investors. Kenneth Kim will present the results of that study at a University of Manheim conference.

HarvardCrimsonOnline.com

A Harvard study has concluded that peanuts can help lower a woman's risk of Type II diabetes. The health benefits of peanuts have been shown in studies conducted at UB.

HealthScout

Heavy drinkers who put a cap on their boozing may actually upset their body's sodium metabolism, which could lead to higher blood pressure.

HealthNewsDigest.com

Many young Americans are too fat to fight or be recruited to the military. Carlos Crespo has co-authored a new study which concludes that obesity may be a national security concern.

InsightMag.com

A study by UB's Joan Baizer has shown that long term use of Ritalin may cause changes in the brain.

KnoxNews.com

Article examines the aerodynamics of a kicked football. William Rae, a UB aerospace engineer, has been studying the physics of a spiraling football.

ManagedHealthcare.Info

Article reports on post-traumatic stress disorder in car accident survivors. Gayle Beck said that serious car accidents are perhaps the most commonly experienced traumatic events in the U.S.

Pharmacists are lobbying for a statute that would permit them to administer flu shots, but nurses brand the effort as a threat to public health. Wayne Anderson said that immunizations are just the tip of the iceberg in what is an ongoing effort to leverage the advanced training and expertise that pharmacists have as drug-therapy managers.

Medical Letter on the CDC & FDA

Pharmacists are lobbying for a statute that would permit them to administer flu shots, but nurses brand the effort as a threat to public health. Wayne Anderson said that immunizations are just the tip of the iceberg in what is an ongoing effort to leverage the advanced training and expertise that pharmacists have as drug-therapy managers.

Article reports on a study centering on two emerging theories on the causes of diabetes in adults, which will be conducted by researchers at UB over the next 3 years and funded by a $1.6 million grant from the NIH. Lead researcher Richard P. Donahue, said the world's diabetic populate is estimated to reach 221 million by the year 2010.

Nanodot.org

Paschalis Alexandridis and his engineering team at UB have developed a novel method for assembling nano-particles into three-dimensional structure that one day may be used to produce new nanoscale tools and machines.

Newsday.com

Article reports on the Raelian Movement and its announcement that a human has been cloned. Phillips Stevens Jr. said that some people who join cults are socially depraved, but others are very normal.

Article reports the New York Structural Biology Center is scheduled to open, and that it is a consortium of top research institutions, including UB, that cooperate rather than compete for government federal funds.

The Board of Trustees is about to act to increase tuition in SUNY colleges. SUNY's medical, law and other professional schools raised their tuition last September.

Article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles.

NewsRX.com

Article reports on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in car accident survivors. Gayle Beck said that serious car accidents are perhaps the most commonly experienced traumatic events in the U.S.

Pharmacists are lobbying for a statute that would permit them to administer flu shots, but nurses brand the effort as a threat to public health. Wayne Anderson said that immunizations are just the tip of the iceberg in what is an ongoing effort to leverage the advanced training and expertise that pharmacists have as drug-therapy managers.

A study centering on two emerging theories on the causes of diabetes in adults will be conducted by researchers at UB over the next three years and funded by a $1.6 million grant from the NIH. Leader researcher Richard P. Donahue, said the world's diabetic populate is estimated to reach 221 million by the year 2010.

NewYorkPost.com

Article reports on college students' lack of knowledge about investing. Lewis Mandell conducted a Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and found that students did worse on investing questions than in any other area of financial literacy.

ScienceBlog.com

A study by Adnan Qureshi has shown that even people with only mildly elevated systolic blood pressure have a high risk of stroke similar to those with significantly raised systolic or diastolic blood pressure.

Being inactive is more life-threatening than being overweight or obese. Carlos J. Crespo said that physical inactivity was a better predictor of all-cause mortality than being overweigh or obese.

Paschalis Alexandridis and his engineering team at UB have developed a novel method for assembling nano-particles into three-dimensional structure that one day may be used to produce new nanoscale tools and machines.

ScienceDaily.com

Paschalis Alexandridis and his engineering team at UB have developed a novel method for assembling nano-particles into three-dimensional structure that one day may be used to produce new nanoscale tools and machines.

SunHerald.com

Article reports that universities such as UB are staging events for students around exams in order to calm and un-stress them. UB offers free massages, goodies, giveaways and aromatherapy candles. (This story ran in the following: TimesLeader.com, TimesDaily.com, WSTM.com, WBay.com, HoosierTimes.com, ABC10.com, KVBC.com, WCAX.com, WHNT19.com, WLUCTV.com, KAIT8.com, KESQ.com, TV7-4.com, KFOR.com, KCAUTV.com, KRON4.com, WAFF.com, WKBN.com, TheMilwaukeeChannel.com, WTVM.com, KFVS12.com, WHOTV.com, KRNV.com, Macon.com, Miami.com, abcNews.com, AberdeenNews.com, BayArea.com, CapitalNews9.com, DuluthSuperior.com, KansasCityChannel.com, Kansas.com)

LOCAL PRINT MEDIA

NEWSPAPERS

The Buffalo News, Dec. 30, article reports on a new approach for treating high-risk stroke patients being conducted by a medical team that includes physicians affiliated with UB, and quotes Adnan Qureshi, associate professor of neurosurgery.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 30, article reports that DeGraff Family Medicine, a three-physician medical practice affiliated with UB, will leave the hospital for a new location under a new name next month.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 30, sports article reports on UB's men's basketball team's loss to Northwestern. UB's women's basketball team won against Oakland.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 29, article discusses a study of the effect of vehicle weight in fatal accidents involving SUVs and reports on a recent study by UB researchers showing that there is more to the crashes than just the matter of weight.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 29, article on the top business stories of 2002 ranks as second in importance the arrival of Jeffrey Skolnick to head the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics. The article also notes the impact of federal and state aid to support the effort, and mentions the Dell computer cluster.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 29, article reports on the top 10 local news stories of 2002, and ranks as No. 7, the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, the hiring of Jeffrey Skolnick and Dell's donation of computers.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 29, article profiles Harvey Weinstein, UB graduate and one of the founders of Miramax Films.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 29, article reports on the proposed memorial to veterans. Ian F. Taberner, UB professor of architecture, is on board as a possible designer and funding consultant.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 28, article reports on properties receiving Building of the Year awards and cites UB's Creekside Village Community Building as winner of the Earth Award competition, sponsored by the Greater Buffalo Chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 27, article reports on the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, and job opportunities it will offer. The article reports on an event held Thursday for people visiting Buffalo for the holidays to showcase the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and new developments in Buffalo in the life sciences.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 25, editorial discusses Roswell Park's efforts to correct shortcomings, and notes that it is a vital part of the effort to create a synergy at the medical campus on Main and High streets, along with the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 25, sports article reviews the triumphs and adversities of the past year in the local sports scene, and takes stock of where UB's teams are in the scheme of things.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 24, editorial about the closing of fire halls to deal with the City of Buffalo fiscal crisis that refers to a study done by consultant and UB professor of geography, Jean-Claude Thill.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 23, article reports on a controversy in New Jersey, in which the state legislature is considering taking action to eliminate the position of poet laureate because of a controversial 9/11 poem authored by current poet laureate Amiri Baraka. Three faculty members in the Department of English, who are poets, are quoted: Carl Dennis, artist residence and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for poetry; Charles Bernstein, SUNY Distinguished Professor, and Robert Creeley, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P Capen Professor of Poetry and Humanities.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 22, article quotes John B. Sheffer, II, director of UB's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, about a new economic study that ranks Buffalo 49th out of the nation's 50 largest metro areas in terms of competitiveness for business.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 22, article reports on the UB women's basketball team's win over Mount St. Mary's.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 22, The Honor Roll reports that SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King has honored faculty members for the system's campuses for their accomplishments in the humanities, arts and social sciences. UB honorees are: Carl Dennis, David C. Felder and Barbara H. Tedlock.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 21, sports article reports that Garrett Bontempo of the UB wrestling team, won a tournament title. The UB team placed third among 15 teams at the 10th Beast of the East Tournament at the University at Delaware.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 21, editorial notes that a $4.5 million grant has been made to build a bridge across Ellicott Street, linking the new Hauptman-Woodward Center and UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 21, article reports that new efforts are underway to re-open two firehouses. Jean-Claude Thill had previously prepared a report recommending that the houses be closed; the report focused on the city's budget and ways to close the projected budget gap.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 20, article reports that students at UB and other SUNY institutions are teaming up with lobbying groups to fight a possible tuition increase next year.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 20, article reports on a plan to develop a quick-release seat belt for police vehicles, and notes that UB and Veridian Engineering will spend three to six months creating the device.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 19, article reports Western New York's 11 private colleges and universities pump $1.1 billion annually into the local economy. UB's economic impact is more than $1.25 billion annually.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 18, article focuses on freshman guard Hollie Cook of the women's basketball team.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 18, "Inside UB":

- Steve Watson offers his perspective on the likelihood of a tuition increase (relatively high), the chance of William Greiner resigning as president (low), and the chance of Hillary Clinton announcing new money for the Center of Excellence (high).

- Two research projects in the School of Medicine an Biomedical Sciences that focus on infectious diseases will receive $600,000 from the John R. Oishei Foundation. Two researchers each received three-year $300,000 grants from the foundation. They are Anthony Campagnari and Thomas A. Russo.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 17, article reports on the awarding of a $4.5 million grant to UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute for buildings they will be constructing as part of the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 17, article reports on menopause and hormone replacement therapy, in which Jean Wactawski-Wende, co-director of the Women's Health Initiative Vanguard Center at UB, is quoted.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 17, article reports that a new facility for advanced research in structural biology and disease has opened in Harlem, and that it is one of several "STAR centers," including the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, created to expand the role of New York State in scientific and technological research.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 16, "Inside UB":

- Short feature about a UB student who lost his dorm key, but wants to avoid paying the fine, so he has purchased a metal detector to help find it.

- Report on the Living Well Center, which is offering services at this crucial point in the semester to stressed-out students. Justine Barry said the center is meant to be "an oasis."

The Buffalo News, Dec. 16, syndicated article reports on families on a tight budget, and their children, at gift-giving time. Lewis Mandell said parents should consider this an opportunity to educate their children -- life is made up of good times and not so good times.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 16, article reports on Roswell Park Cancer Institute, which is to be inspected by the National Cancer Institute early next year. The hospital has made needed improvements, but has a way to go.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 15, an editorial regarding a federal indictment of two people who helped James Kopp avoid capture after the slaying of Barnett Slepian quotes UB Law School faculty member Michael Taheri.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 15, Viewpoints article about the growing crisis in elder health care quotes medical school faculty members Bruce Naughton, Jack P. Freer and Eugene Steinberg.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 15, Business Section article puts a holiday angle on the issue of items made in "sweatshops," and focuses in part on UB students involved in protests aimed at bringing the issue to the attention of the public.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 15, article reports on the women's basketball team's win over Niagara.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 15, article reports on the men's basketball team's loss to Canisius.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 15, entertainment article reports on the TNT movie, "Second String," a fantasy about the Bills winning the Super Bowl, which airs on Wednesday. It was directed by Rob Lieberman, a graduate of UB.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 14, pre-game article focuses on the match between the UB and Canisius men's basketball teams.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 13, article reports that freshman Patrick Lee broke the school record in one-meter diving during a 128-95 non-conference win over Niagara.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 13, entertainment article reports that while MTV was filming Sorority Life and Fraternity Life, the executive producer of MTV met Howard Fleetwood Wilson II, who lives in the neighborhood, and ended up offering him a contract for music Wilson wrote and produced, which will be background for the two reality shows.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 12, article reports on the UB men's basketball team's 75-64 victory over Niagara.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 12, article features men's basketball player Roderick Middleton, who played a key role in Wednesday night's game.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 12, article reports that two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a robbery that occurred Tuesday evening on the North Campus. The men are considered suspects in two similar holdups that occurred on and near the North Campus during the past week.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 12, photo from the front page of the Business Section shows the new Access Grid and tiled-display wall in UB's Center for Computational Research.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 12, article reports on an accident Wednesday on Route 219 in which a UB student was killed and her passenger, also a UB student, was seriously injured. The mother of the student who died is Suzanne Dickerson, assistant professor of nursing.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 11, "Inside UB" column:

- reports on UB students, who are winning prestigious fellowships and scholarships. Kerry S. Grant said that UB has quality students and that the university is making a concerted effort to increase the number of applications for such awards. Elizabeth Capaldi is behind the effort.

- reports on a new twist on the Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition that will lead to the winner competing for more money at the national level.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 11, article reports on two recent holdups on or near the North Campus. John Grela said two armed men threatened students, stole from them, but did not injure them. Dennis Black said warning posters have been posted.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 11, article reports on Catholics who are challenging the hierarchy of their church as a result of disenchantment with how American bishops have handled the sex-abuse scandal. Rev. J. Patrick Keleher, director of the Newman Center, is quoted.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 11, sports article reports on the need for more scoring by the men's basketball team.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 10, article reports on the appointment of John Thomas as dean of the School of Management.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 10, article reports on a recommendation made by geography professor Jean-Claude Thill, working as a consultant to the City of Buffalo, that the city consider closing firehouses on Broadway and Forest Avenue if it needs to close additional firehouses for budgetary reasons.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 10, opinion piece urging Erie County to implement stronger clean-air laws is written by second-year medical student Matthew Fernaays, who says he authored it on behalf of the UB Chapter of the American Medical Association.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 10, article announces that Just Buffalo Literary Center has a new Executive director -- Laurie Dean Torrell -- who earned her degree in English at UB.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 9, "Inside UB":

- Student organizations recently collected more than 10,000 pounds of food and clothing for the Buffalo City Mission and Salvation Army.

- A UB student was arrested last week for trying to sell stolen textbooks back to the University Bookstore.

- The Irish Classical Theater Company will present "A Child's Christmas in Wales" at the Center for the Arts on Thursday.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, editorial praises the master plan for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, where the new building for the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics will be constructed.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, article reports on the strategies used by local businesses regarding trade with China, and refers to the School of Management's programs in China.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, article about Buffalo's grain elevators quotes Lynda Schneekloth, professor in the School of Architecture and Planning.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, article reports on college/university early-decision admissions programs, noting that several seniors at City Honors High School are applying to UB through the early-decision with hopes of being accepted into the Honors Program.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, article reports on the men's basketball team's loss to Youngstown State.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, article reports on the women's basketball teams win over Howard University.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, The "Honor Roll" column reports on the awarding of an honorary degree to Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education, by the Academy of Management in Mongolia.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, letter to the editor from the president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, praising New York State's new James D. Watson Initiative, which provides awards to recognize and support outstanding scientists and engineers at universities including UB.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 8, article written by a farmer and UB graduate discusses telemarketers who never seem to want to sell what he wants to buy. One of the marketers was a UB student trying to get the alum-turned-farmer to make a donation.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 6, article reports on a North Campus demonstration on Thursday by Students Against Sweatshops that notes that the students and UB administration have agreed to work together to address the issue.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 5, sports article reports that Aaron Leeper of the UB Bulls football team has been named the Mid-American Conference's Freshman of the Year and becomes UB's first major award winner in its four years in the conference.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 5, article focuses on participation by UB students as willing subjects in research conducted at the university. Research is extremely important at UB, and students earn extra money.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 5, Business Section article reports that AMBP Tech Corp., a UB spin-off company headed by chemistry professor James Garvey, has received a $1.1 million federal defense research grant.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 5, article reports on men's basketball team's loss to Bowling Green.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 5, Page One article discusses the ways in which extortion and racketeering laws are being used against abortion and animal rights protestors and quotes law professor Lucinda Finley.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 4, "Inside UB":

- reports on Monday night's call-in show on WBFO with William Greiner and Dennis Black, focusing on a 5 percent cut in state tax support and possible tuition hikes.

- reports that UB's Leslie Fiedler was mentioned on this week's episode of HBO's "The Sopranos." Fiedler has lectured at Columbia on American literature, and was pleased that the show devoted time to the subject.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 3, article reports women's basketball coach Cheryl Dozier has announced early signings of players from Alabama, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Australia, for next season's entering class.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 2, "Inside Buffalo" column reports on a prank pulled by a local alternative newspaper that impersonated Sports Illustrated in order to get President Greiner to pose for a series of photos to be used in the magazine's "Faces in the Crowd" section.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 2, article reports on a project to revitalize the Fillmore Avenue business district and quotes Henry Louis Taylor. The article notes the efforts by Taylor and UB's Center for Urban Studies to develop a master plan for the revitalization.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 2, article reports on the impact that the stock market has had on local college endowments, and quotes Jennifer McDonough. UB's endowment dropped $39.9 percent last year, or 9 percent of its value.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 2, article written by Joan Kernan of the Department of Family Medicine, looks at Buffalo's history of welcoming and helping refugees.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 2, business article discusses the embarrassing things that employees do at company Christmas parties, and mentions that business etiquette workshops are available for UB MBA students.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 1, The Honor Roll:

- Announces that William L. Duax, professor at UB, has been elected president of the International Union of Crystallography.

- Announces that Kenneth M. Hicks has been appointed associate vice president for constituent development in the Division of University Advancement at UB.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 1, article announces that Michael C. Mahaney, a UB graduate, has been named director of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 1, article reports on the restoration of many of Buffalo's architectural and historical assets, including the Darwin Martin House, and quotes Jack Quinan.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 1, opinion piece discusses U.S. support of repressive regimes and corrupt opposition forces when it has been in the nation's interest to do so. The article quotes Elayne Rapping.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 1, opinion piece written by Scott Meier of the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, looks at the consequences of a Republican-controlled federal government.

The Buffalo News, Dec. 1, article reports on the men's basketball team's victory against Rhode Island.

Business First, Dec. 13, article reports that UB's School of Social Work is offering its first online graduate-level course, Behavior Disorders of Children, beginning in the spring semester.

Business First, Dec. 26, article reports that UB has received a $141,750 three-year grant in support of research in sudden-cardiac death syndrome. The pledge will support the work of UB's John Canty Jr.

Business First, Dec. 9, article reports that UB was awarded a 12th patent for research related to a medical device invented by UB researcher Donald Hickey that offers significant improvements over standard methods used to monitor cardiac performance.

Business First, Dec. 9, article reports on the technology companies in Buffalo. While the industry has experience a major downturn, the city is offering promotional assistance and working with IT companies The city is also changing focus slightly and working with biotech companies, an initiative being pushed by UB, among others.

Amherst Bee, Dec. 11, article reports that most retailers can expect another dismal season of holiday sales. Arun K. Jain said that consumer confidence is very shaky at the moment.

Criterion, Dec. 21, article reports on a UB study by William J. Minniefield, a doctoral student, which concludes that distrust of the health system and lack of family discussion are some of the issues that hamper organ donation by African-Americans. Less than one-third are willing to donate.

Challenger, Dec. 18, article reports on a UB study by William J. Minniefield, a doctoral student, which concludes that distrust of the health system and lack of family discussion are some of the issues that hamper organ donation by African-Americans. Less than one-third are willing to donate.

LOCAL BROADCAST MEDIA

RADIO

WBFO Radio

Segment reports on the "big" stories in Buffalo in 2002, including the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

Segment reports on the Common Council's vote to keep Firehouse 16 and 18, closed and a study conducted by Jean-Claude Thill.

Segment reports on a hazmat cleanup at UB.

Segment reports on different holiday traditions. Margaret McGrath, a lecturer in the World Languages Institute, discusses the issues.

Segment reports on homes in Amherst that are sinking due to bad foundations. Shahid Ahmad, UB engineering professor and earthquake expert, is interviewed.

Segment announces that the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has made a donation to the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex/Roswell Park/Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics. William Greiner is interviewed.

Segment reports that UB has a new access grid wall. Jeffrey Tilson discusses the issues.

Segment reports that two men have been arrested for armed robberies on the UB North Campus.

Segment interviews Tony Kurdziel, UB graduate student, who discusses dealing with winter emergencies.

Segment reports on a Winter Storm Response Plan developed by UB students and interviews Tony Kurdziel.

Segment reports that John Thomas has been named dean of the School of Management.

Segment reports on a student protest against sweat shops. Students Colin O'Malley and Dan Cross discuss the issues.

WBEN Radio

Segment reports on the hazmat cleanup at UB.

WNED-AM Radio

Segment reports on the Common Council's vote to keep Firehouse 16 and 18 closed, based on a study conducted by Jean-Claude Thill.

Segment reports that Mohammed Albanna has been arrested for sending money to Yemen. Lee Albert discusses the issues.

Segment announces that the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has made a donation to the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex/Roswell Park.

Segment reports on the rally held by UB Students Against Sweat Shops. Student Dan Cross discusses the issues.

TELEVISION

WGRZ-TV, Channel 2

Segment reports on the Raelians' report that they have successfully cloned a human being and interviews Stephen Wear, UB Center for Clinical Ethics, about the problems of cloning.

Segment reports that the DeGraff Family Medicine Center is closing next month.

Segment reports on the hazmat cleanup at UB.

Segment includes an interview with Coach Jim Hofher discussing football.

Segment reports that two men have been arrested for armed robberies at the UB North Campus.

Segment reports that Buffalo city leaders have met with UB graduate students to try to come up with some recommendations for better snow removal.

Sports segment reports that Niagara is playing UB men's basketball team.

Segment interviews Tony Kurdziel, UB graduate student, who discusses dealing with winter emergencies.

Segment reports on an athlete who chooses to play for UB and interviews Aaron Leeper on being close to home and having family support.

Segment reporting on the upcoming production of the Nutcracker at UB Center for the Arts.

Sports segment reports that the men's soccer team is at Bowling Green.

Sports segment reports that UB Bulls' Aaron Leaper has been named MAC freshman of the year and Chad Bartozak was named to the all-MAC second team.

Segment reports that Holiday Valley skiers are enjoying the snow and interviews Kate Melzer of UB.

WIVB-TV, Channel 4

Segment reports on the Common Council's vote to keep Firehouse 16 and 18 closed, based on a study conducted by Jean-Claude Thill.

Segment reports on the hazmat cleanup at UB.

Segment reports on the Dominion Charities Computer Lab ribbon cutting ceremony on Genesee Street and mentions UB's School of Architecture.

Segment reports on homes in Amherst that are sinking and have cracked foundations. Shahid Ahmad, UB engineering professor and earthquake expert, is interviewed.

Segment announces that the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has made a donation to the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex/Roswell Park/Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics. William Greiner is interviewed.

Segment reports that the Irish Classical Theatre Company will present "A Child's Christmas in Wales" in the Center for the Arts.

Segment reports that two men have been arrested for armed robberies at the UB North Campus. Dennis Black comments.

Segment reports on the UB Health Sciences Library and issues of safeguarding patrons' privacy.

Segment reports on a new high-tech tool to keep students and professors connected. Researchers at UB use computer screens to communicate with colleagues worldwide. Jeffrey Tilson demonstrates how the screens work and Russ Miller is interviewed.

Sports segment shows scenes of the men's basketball game between Niagara and UB.

Segment reports that a warning has been issued after several UB students were robbed on or near the North Campus.

Segment reports that Roswell Park is expanding again, and mentions UB.

Segment reports on the protest by Students Against Sweat Shops at UB. Students Dan Cross, Emily Ng and Colin O'Malley discuss the issues.

Segment reports that Hodgson Russ has moved into the Guaranty Building on Church Street. UB law school is mentioned.

Sports segment reports that UB Bulls' Aaron Leaper has been named MAC freshman of the year and Chad Bartozak was named to the all-MAC second team.

WKBW-TV, Channel 7

Segment reports on the Raelians' report that they have successfully cloned a human being and interviews Stephen Wear on the problems of cloning.

Segment reports on the Common Council's vote to keep Firehouse 16 and 18 closed, based on a study conducted by Jean-Claude Thill.

Segment reports a chemical spill at UB.

Segment reports on public health issues and interviews Maurizio Trevisan.

Sports segment interviews Stephanie Schueler, UB women's assistant basketball coach, about her thyroid cancer and her coaching career. Cheryl Dozier is also interviewed.

Sport segment interviews Reggie Witherspoon on Western New York basketball.

Segment reports that Rabbi Martin Goldberg has died and mentions UB.

Segment reports that two men have been arrested for armed robberies on the North Campus.

Sports segment reports that Niagara is playing the men's basketball team at UB.

Segment reports that David Frederick and Richard Burgess are accused of a series of robberies at the North Campus and will appear in court today.

Business First segment reports that Amherst has the highest bond rating and mentions UB.

Segment reports on the pot and pizza study at UB.

Segment reports on the UB "die-in" by students protesting against sweat shops.

Sports segment reports that the men's soccer team is at Bowling Green.

Sports segment reports that UB Bulls' Aaron Leaper has been named MAC freshman of the year and Chad Bartozak was named to the all-MAC second team.

WNLO-TV, Channel 23

Segment reports that the Irish Classical Theatre Company will present "A Child's Christmas in Wales" at the Center for the Arts.

Segment reports that two men have been arrested for armed robberies on the North Campus. Dennis Black comments.

Segment reports that a warning has been issued after several UB students were robbed on or near theNorth Camopus.

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